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The Welsh Gunners

39 Regiment Royal Artillery is the only regular army unit equipped with the state of the art Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS). Our regiment has four equipment batteries, each one operates the Multiple Launch Rocket System Each Rocket has a range of 70 KM, hence the nickname 'The 70km Sniper', and can be delivered to an accuracy of 5 Metres.

Multiple Launch Rocket System 

In Combat situations, GMLRS is now the weapon of choice.  The GMLRS provides the Army with huge amounts of firepower. Launchers operate from concealed hides, fire their rockets and then relocate before the enemy can find them. In combat situations, guided rockets are being used to hit precision targets while safeguarding friendly forces and the local population.


We are based in Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, our address is Albemarle Barracks, Harlow Hill, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, Tyne and Wear, NE15 0RF.

Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System in action

GMLRS in action with 39 Regiment

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